Kurt Cobain was envious of Dave Grohl’s singing ability, Nirvana’s manager revealed in his memoir.

From 1990 to 1994, Danny Goldberg was involved with the band, which is detailed in his new book, Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain.

Goldberg, 68, recalled a moment where Kurt commented on drummer Grohl’s voice – long before the Foo Fighters existed.

“Kurt just said to me, ‘I don’t think you realise how good a singer Dave is, but I hear him singing harmonies every night,’” he said.

“It was like he was really doing it so I would know this because there was this very fraternal side of him and a sweet side of him, but also it had a touch of envy in it. I mean he was competitive.”

Goldberg went further to say that Grohl was probably always going to front a band like the Foo Fighters – even if Kurt had lived.

“I might not have known how talented Dave was, but Dave knew,” he said.

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“Dave knew he was a songwriter. Dave knew he could be a lead singer, and Kurt had other musical interests that didn’t necessarily fit in with their Nirvana.”

 

Gold 104.3 Melbourne